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Some Drugs are Easier to Stick with Than Others
So you have to take a pill every day. It's saving your life, but doing anything every single day for the rest of your life is daunting. Recent research looked at which medications leukemia patients take more faithfully.
These Genes are Made for Returning
Genes are continuing to be the superheroes of treatment breakthroughs. A new study has discovered a gene linked to leukemia coming back in younger patients.
These Chemo Treatments Make a Great Team
Teaming up with a partner makes any difficult task easier. When therapies team up even the difficult task of dealing with an incurable disease is made easier.
Horizon Brightening for Lymphoma
Just because something works in mice, doesn't mean it will work in humans. That being said, a new mouse study holds out hope for a new therapy for lymphoma. Researchers have identified two molecules that are better killers of lymphoma than existing therapies. These findings, if they hold true for humans, could lead to new cancer therapies. Ask your doctor about the very latest science relating to lymphoma therapies. First author Hye-Ra Lee, Ph.D., a research fellow in the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of So...
Drug May Prevent Hemophilia Bleeds
A common drug that stops bleeding in patients with severe hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood doesn't clot normally, may also be able to prevent such bleeds altogether.
Discovering Sickle Cell Therapies
For sickle cell disease patients, even everyday events can be difficult because of debilitating pain episodes and chronic organ damage.  A trigger for producing normal red blood cells could lead to a treatment.
Contraceptive Side Effects
Certain birth control pills are more likely to cause serious blood clots than others. The newer forms of progesterone combined with hormonal contraceptives carry a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) than older forms of the pill.
Sepsis Drug Pulled
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials announced that Eli Lily and Company have voluntarily pulled Xigris (drotrecogin alfa) from all markets because the medication failed to show increased survival for patients suffering from severe sepsis in a major study.
FDA approves Ferriprox
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ferriprox ( deferiprone ) to treat patients with iron overload due to blood transfusions in patients with thalassemia , a genetic blood disorder that causes anemia, who had an inadequate response to prior chelation therapy.
Diet and Weight - Are There Lymphoma Risks?
What you eat today could impact your health 10 years from now. That's what's becoming increasingly clear in medical research, and a new study confirms this.